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    Asus GeForce GTX 1060 OC 9Gbps

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    Re: Asus GeForce GTX 1060 OC 9Gbps

    The RX580 does seem quicker across the board even if not by much. Even the RX480 seems slightly quicker overall,which is more significant considering the GTX1060 tended to be slightly quicker overall at launch.


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    Re: Asus GeForce GTX 1060 OC 9Gbps

    £325 lol,pointless testing at this price should have just posted to just buy a 1070.

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    Re: Asus GeForce GTX 1060 OC 9Gbps

    At £225 this would have been a competitive card - a couple less fps than a 580, for a bit less power and a bit less money than the 8GB. At £325 it's a joke. Other manufacturers are selling the 9Gbps version for less crazy prices (MSI for £275), but it's still a terrible choice

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    Re: Asus GeForce GTX 1060 OC 9Gbps

    What kind of complete and utter tool would pay £325 for 1060...

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    Re: Asus GeForce GTX 1060 OC 9Gbps

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    ... a couple less fps than a 580, for a bit less power ...
    I know the 580 on test was the stupid-clocked Sapphire Nitro+, but almost 100W is not a bit less power. It's almost 40% less for the whole system. And what's really key about that is not necessarily the power bill, but the heat build up. A system with an RX 580 in it is going to get a lot hotter than one with a 1060 in it. I've recently had to re-case a build because of heat build up; it's something anyone who likes compact computers needs to consider...

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    Re: Asus GeForce GTX 1060 OC 9Gbps

    ScaryJim - as a SFF enthusiast myself, I hear what you're saying and agree, but it is worth remembering that the 40% power is only when gaming. The idle power consumptions are similar. Since the majority of most people's use will be web browsing, video, photo etc work, the power difference will likely be negligable. Of course, if you're folding or mining, MMO-ing 24/7 or whatever, then your GPU will be loaded most of the time, and it becomes a big deal.

    In most cases, though, a bump in power draw when doing something that kinda needs that power (gaming) isn't too unreasonable for most folks, provided there's at least some heat management in the system.

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    Re: Asus GeForce GTX 1060 OC 9Gbps

    £325.00 is way too much. (Unless you're a Maplins customer. I saw a 6Gb 1060 card on sale for £319.00 in a Maplins store recently. That must be over 30-40% mark up on a standard 6Gb 1060 card.)

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    Re: Asus GeForce GTX 1060 OC 9Gbps

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    I know the 580 on test was the stupid-clocked Sapphire Nitro+, but almost 100W is not a bit less power. It's almost 40% less for the whole system. And what's really key about that is not necessarily the power bill, but the heat build up. A system with an RX 580 in it is going to get a lot hotter than one with a 1060 in it. I've recently had to re-case a build because of heat build up; it's something anyone who likes compact computers needs to consider...
    What case was it, out of curiosity? There is a lot more wattage, but even the cheapest cases have a lot of mesh on them - I'm doubtful that it would be enough to thermally throttle anything except in very specific circumstances. As in, a really restricted case like you'd find a dell in or similar would overheat, but it'd overheat with the 1060 as well. It might affect an overclock, but that won't make much difference at all when gaming.

    If you're building in a tight case, then the 1060 has an advantage in length - I can't find any super short 580's, whereas short 1060's are common.

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    Re: Asus GeForce GTX 1060 OC 9Gbps

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    What case was it, out of curiosity? ...
    It was a stupidly restrictive HTPC case, so a bit of a worse case scenario, but I've had other systems where I've had to take the side panel off a standard ATX tower and point a big fan into it to keep the internals cool. And at one of my workplaces our backups kept failing because we had an internal tape drive and the case temperate was rising above its thermal shut off point.

    I agree that for many cases it wouldn't be a problem, but it's something that needs to be considered when planning a build...

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    Re: Asus GeForce GTX 1060 OC 9Gbps

    At £325 this card makes no sense. I'd easily choose spending a bit more to get the much faster 1070.

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